The first day of the Spring 2023 semester is Wednesday, January 25, 2023. New student registration begins December 12, 2022. Students may continue to register and adjust their schedule through January 31, 2023. Note that additional fees may be assessed when registering for the first time or when making a schedule change during the first week of classes.
As the start of the semester nears, please be aware that course options and seat availability will become more limited. Students should work with the advising team if they are having difficulty finding classes.
Students do not have to meet with an advisor in order to register. However, advisors are available to answer questions about curriculum requirements and assist with registration.
Evening MBA students can attend an advising session to learn more about the curriculum and receive assistance with course registration. Students may also email ZicklinPTMBA@baruch.cuny.edu with any questions and to schedule an appointment with an advisor.
Prospective students should attend one of the webinars offered by the Office of Graduate Admissions. Additionally, application instructions and deadlines can be reviewed on the Graduate Admissions section of the Zicklin website.
Students typically register for 6 credits per academic semester and should focus on completing their foundational and functional skills before taking electives. Please note that Evening MBA students can take as many or as few credits as they feel comfortable within a particular semester.
MBA students should select their first semester courses from BUS 9558, STA 9708, MGT 9301, and MGT 9600.
Students on an F-1 Visa will need to register for 9 credits to be considered full-time. In addition, students on an F-1 visa are limited to one online course per semester and one hybrid course per semester.
The current version of the MBA curriculum can be viewed here: https://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/academic-programs/graduate/mba/curriculum/
In order to register for first semester courses, students must be fully admitted and pay their commitment deposit. Students will need to clear immunization if they will be attending in-person or hybrid courses or wish to visit campus.
Evening MBA Advisor
Students who have questions about registration or the curriculum should contact their program advisor.
Ms. Roxanne Allen, Assistant Director, Graduate Programs
Activate your CUNYfirst Account:
CUNYfirst is used to manage your academic and financial related activities. All students must activate their CUNYfirst accounts in order to access the system . The Office of Graduate Admissions will email you with instructions on how to set up your CUNYfirst account.
Students will use Schedule Builder to register for classes. Schedule Builder is accessed through the Student Center, once a student has logged into CUNYfirst.
- To learn more about CUNYfirst and how to use Schedule Builder, view the videos and instruction guides provided by CUNY.
(Click on “Student Resources” at the bottom of the page to review how to navigate CUNYfirst and register for classes)
Access your Blackboard account
Blackboard is an online course management system used by most faculty to post course materials and grades, and may be used for interactive assignments.
Students login to Blackboard with their CUNYfirst credentials.
Activate and Access your Baruch Username and BaruchMail Account
Baruch College offices, faculty, and staff will only communicate with students through their Baruch email account. Your Baruch email address will be available after you register for courses.
Students will use their Baruch Username for the following:
• Campus Computer & Wireless Access
• Newman Library Remote Access
*Your username may not be available until the week that classes begin.
Students who need assistance with their Technology accounts should contact the Baruch Computer and Technology Center (BCTC) Help Desk.
All students must submit proof of COVID and MMR immunization and proof/waiver for Meningitis immunization before the start of classes.
Students who qualify for the New York State Resident tuition rate must prove residency. Students can register for courses before they prove residency. Bills will be adjusted once documentation is reviewed and approved.
All students require a Baruch College Identification Card to enter campus buildings. Once your bill has been zeroed out (paid, payment plan, financial aid approval, etc.), you may stop by the ID center to take your picture and receive your ID.
Information about payment, payment plans, processing of refunds, etc.
Information, updates, and links for FAFSA, loans, scholarships.
Also see resources for financing your education posted by the Office of Graduate Admissions:
Drop/Add dates (100% refunds only before the first day of the semester), withdrawal deadlines, holidays, exam week, etc.
Computer labs, Student Resources, Help Desk
January 2023 Orientation dates will be announced soon! More information will be sent via email.
The Evening MBA/MS orientation is a way to welcome new students to the Zicklin community. Students will learn about academic expectations, start working on professional development, and engage with faculty, staff, and other students. Students will receive emails with full details, dates, times, and RSVP links.
Some programming will be held virtually over Zoom. The club fair will be held in person. Information will be sent to the email you used to apply for the program.
International Student Orientation
In addition to their degree program orientation, new F-1 and J-1 visa students joining a Zicklin MBA or MS program will attend a mandatory one-day International Student Orientation. Students will receive more information from the International Student Service Center (ISSC).
For students interested in pre-MBA/MS preparation, there are a number of programs available online and through Baruch College. To assist you in your efforts to find a program suitable for you, we have provided the names of some programs and services below. This list is not exhaustive and is only to serve as a starting point to explore program options that best fit your needs. Baruch College and the City University of New York do not endorse any of the programs or services on this list.
MBA math: http://www.mbamath.com/
Wall Street Prep: http://www.wallstreetprep.com/
Khan Academy: http://www.khanacademy.org/
Baruch Newman Library, BCTC, and Subotnick Center Workshops: http://newman.baruch.cuny.edu/services/workshops/
Baruch Digital Media Library: https://baruch.mediaspace.kaltura.com/category/Newman+Library%3ELibrary+Tutorials
Baruch on iTunes U: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/itunesu/